Edward Stephen Dmytryck, 85, of Bourne died at home on April 30.
He was the husband of the late Mary Ann (Gagne) Dmytryck, who died in 2002.
Born in Natick, he was a graduate of Millis High School, where he met the woman who would become his wife.
He served in the Korean War, earning four bronze stars, and remained a US Army reservist until 1957.
Mr. Dmytryck married after returning from Korea. He joined the family construction business owned and operated by his father, Stephen Dmytryck, taught his sons the construction business and built numerous homes in and around the suburbs west of Boston.
He enjoyed farming, football and John Wayne movies as well as fishing, boating and the beaches of Cape Cod.
Mr. Dmytryck leaves two children, Keith Dmytryck of Wareham and Elizabeth Dmytryck of Westport, Connecticut; three grandchildren, Matthew Joyce of Florida, and Christine Pimenta and Kevin Dmytryck of Cape Cod; and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his daughter Mary Jane Dmytryck; and his sons Jeffrey and Gregory Dmytryck.
Visitation is from 4 to 7 PM on Thursday, May 8, at the Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 40 MacArthur Boulevard, Bourne.
A celebration of his life will be held at 10 AM on Thursday, May 15, at the funeral home, followed by burial at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.